Year: 1996 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v.35, no.9, (Sept.1996), p.1183-92 SIEC No: 19970129

The study subjects were 40 female & 30 male students from a bilingual program in a southern California high school. One fourth of the adolescents reported critical levels of depression & suicidal ideation, which were positively correlated with acculturative stress. Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived family dysfunction & nonpositive expectations for the future were significant predictors of acculturative stress & depression.